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Locations & Contacts

 

Blue School - Preschool & Administration

209 E. Plum Street, Fort Collins CO 80524

(970) 482-1212

Provider #1615625

Site Directors: Amber Lousberg & Madeline Littrell

amber@childhooddoneright.com, madeline@youngpeopleslc.com

Yellow School - Toddler Center

405 Mathews Street, Fort Collins CO 80524

(970) 482-6264

Provider #1615621

Site Director: Toni Martinez, toni@childhooddoneright.com

Alliance Program - Infant & Toddler Program @ PGA

703 E. Prospect Rd, Fort Collins CO 80525

(970) 490-3064

Provider #1732908

Site Director: Liz Hahn, liz@youngpeopleslc.com

FunZone and Summer Camps

Before and After School, School Out Days, & Summer Day Camps

(970) 310-9237

Provider #1615625

Program Director: Stacy Hale, camp@childhooddoneright.com

Owners & Executives

 

Janice and Dennis Griffith - dennis@youngpeopleslc.com, janice@youngpeoleslc.com

Original owners and operators since 1978.  Dennis handles financial issues and business management while Janice provides experienced wisdom on operations and management.  Both are boots-on-the-ground administrators who help out with cooking, transportation, managing the front desk, repairs, training and all the hats that need to be worn daily in small businesses.

 

Heather Griffith Harris - heather@childhooddoneright.com

Growing up in an environment as great as Young Peoples, it is hard to leave.  Heather uses her Master's Degree in Social Work with Children and Families (currently working on a Doctorate in Early Childhood Education at CU Denver) to bring in expertise and experience in early childhood mental health, community collaborations, family resources and resilience, and a perspective on school-as-community to better all programs at Young Peoples.  She is also a parent and teacher trainer on local, state and national conferences and produces our podcasts.

 

Corinne Stevenson - info@youngpeopleslc.com

After working in Young Peoples classrooms for 4 years and as an Assistant Director for 3 years, Corinne left YPLC for a bit to work at Clayton Early Learning Center in Denver.  She has returned with a broader sense of family and program needs but with a foundation in the philosophy of Young Peoples that make her an ideal leader for our schools.


JOIN OUR TEAM

We are always accepting applications for qualified, passionate, teachers and volunteers.  Fill out an application by clicking here.

DONATIONS

We are always accepting donations of children's clothing, toys and books.  If we can't use them in the classroom immediately and don't know a family in need, we will save them for our annual garage sale where the proceeds go toward teacher bonuses.  Drop us an email at info@youngpeopelslc.com to coordinate drop off of items.

Additional Links

Sync to Our Calendar



Google Calendar of Parent Events

Listen to Podcasts



Click here to get our podcasts for information for parents on Early Childhood issues AND some fun songs by our own Mr. Jamie!

(Also available on most podcast platforms)

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COLLABORATIONS

Do you think your organization or ours might be a good fit for working together?  Drop us a line and tell us how you think we might be able to combine efforts on time, talent, treasure or passion!  Email heather@childhooddoneright.com

Philosophy

 

Young Peoples Learning Center was named after its philosophy was developed.  “Young Peoples” was chosen to accentuate equality between children and adults.  The rights and desires of adults are comparable to those of children; the right to be respected, the right to express feelings and opinions, the right to be heard and responded to, the right to independence, the right to choose, and the right to be seen as an individual.  

 

“Learning Center” was chosen because your child will learn and grow socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually through the many activities and situations presented to him/her – dramatic play, books, manipulative toys, block play, cognitive learning games, large muscle exercise, creative art, craft projects, puppets, science experiments, field trips, group time discussions, baking projects, social interactions, eating experiences, etc.  These various experiences will enable your child to become an independent and positive person ready to succeed in the lifelong learning process.

Click here for a more in-depth look at our mission, vision, and building blocks to find out how we accomplish these goals or explore specific program pages for handbooks and more information.